Saturday, March 26, 2005
I believe I experienced the ULTIMATE in entertainment today. Today I got to sit through 4 hours of new den leader orientation for the Boy Scouts of America! Wow, it was thrilling! I was on the edge of my seat the entire morning!
(End Sarcastic Post)
The good news. We have a friend who's wife is somewhat "anti-gun".
(Rescue Mike allows the shock to wear off.. Yes I have friends!)
So, the wife has decided that there may be something to this whole "Self Protection Thing" as she put it, and us to take her shooting! SCORE! One less anti-gun vote out in the world! I would LOVE to take full and complete credit for converting her, however, the truth is, the wife did all the work. She talked about how the Police want to be there for us, but they just CAN'T physically be there all the time. She also talked about how much she truly enjoys shooting. Our friend actually called and asked if we could take her out and teach her! Oh, that made my WHOLE weekend! Look for the range report soon!
Hope everybody has a safe and happy Easter!
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Today, I am featuring a gun I don't have in my safe*.. The Heckler and Koch MP5.
The MP5 Submachine Gun. This world-renowned submachine gun is the standard by which all others are judged. These state of the art submachine guns employ the same roller delayed blowback system found in the famous G3 Automatic Rifle. All the elements of HK excellence -- reliability, ease of handling, simple maintenance, and safety -- are highlighted on the MP5. Firing from the closed-bolt position during all modes of fire makes MP5 submachine guns extremely accurate and controllable.
Used by military and law enforcement units in more than 50 nations, the MP5 is firmly established as the world's pre-eminent submachine gun. Over 120 variants of the HK MP5 submachine gun are available to address the widest range of tactical requirements. A selection of optional trigger groups allows for single fire only, full automatic, 2-round and 3-round burst options. The weapon's unique modular design and a variety of optional buttstocks, forearms, sight mounts and other accessories give the MP5 extraordinary flexibility to meet most any mission requirement.
ALRIGHTY! So, on to the specs:
- Caliber: 9x19mm (9mm Parabellum)
- Capacity: 15/30
- Length: 26.77
- Width: 1.96
- Height: 8.26
- Sight Radius:13.38
- Barrel Length: 8.85
- Weight: 5.59 Lbs
- Cyclic Rate: 800 rpm
Just posting this picture should give the gun-grabbing commies in Olympia a stroke! This is of course the primary CQB weapon for the Navy SEALS, Marine Recon, Army Rangers, and of course, the US Anti Terrorist Team code named DELTA. After reading all about it, I can understand why our SPEC-OPS boys use them! What a honey!
*This is due to many laws
restricting prohibiting it's ownership in my home state of Washington, AND the rather prohibitive cost of over $3000!
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
You are sitting there with the kids, playing, and the Chief's/Commander's car rolls up. Or you're sound asleep and the phone rings at 2 am. Your husband has been injured..
Ya, it ain't that bad. (Thank Goodness.)
I WOULD LOVE to say I got hurt rescuing some kids from a burning building, but..
It ain't that cool.
I whacked myself in the head doing a demo for some kids. I knew it hurt, but didn't figure it was much of anything. Maybe a little red mark, or a VERY small bruise. When I got done with the demo, the Medic looked over at me and whispered, "Dude, you're bleedin."
Umm, Could ya excuse me for a minute?
Nice little laceration on the upper right forehead and a little goose egg to go with it. Joy. It took longer to do all the paperwork for an on-the-job injury, than it did for it to stop bleedin. However, it still hurts!
My son asked me this morning when I got home from the station, "Daddy did that happen when you saved a little kid from the fire?" I just said, "Na.. Momma hit Daddy with a stick!" He seemed satisfied with that answer.
Hope your Monday was better than mine..
Monday, March 21, 2005
Cegurna Thomas says she had stopped breathing and the paramedics couldn't find a pulse when they came to her home back on February fourth, so they left, leavingOh... Bad Ju-ju, Skippy. That would be why this County requires us to hook them up to a monitor, and get a code summary, etc. So this crap don't happen.
police to process the scene. But police noticed signs of life, and called the paramedics back. They took her to a hospital, where she remained for four days before being discharged.
Have a great Monday, firm in the knowledge that no matter how bad it is.. This lady had a worse day!